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John Dies At The End

Cracked.com editor Jason Pargin (under the alias David Wong) first started writing his comic horror stories as a web-serial in 2001.  They were so successful that he later re-edited them into the novel John Dies At The End, a s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prince Avalanche

Much like a sort of Midwest Waiting for Godot, David Gordon Green’s eighties-set comedy Prince Avalanche sees two men seemingly stuck doing an endless job in the middle of nowhere, waiting for introspection and discovery. In th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Filth

It’s been nearly two decades since Filth writer Irvine Welsh saw a great adaptation of his work in the form of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting.  Given his bleak subject matter it’s perhaps not surprising that filmmakers are so fasc...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Odd Thomas

Odd (Anton Yelchin) isn’t like everyone else in the friendly Californian town Pico Mundo. For starters, his name was apparently a misprint in his birth certificate and his mother was locked up when he was young for being,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

In A World…

No matter your age we’re all familiar, despite it going out of fashion a long time ago, the age-old trailer as a gravelly voiced man informed us that; “In A World…”.  And so the title of this quirky comedy goes as it deals with...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frances Ha

Too easily likened to the early work of Woody Allen, Frances Ha is in fact an ode to that in-between period in a person’s life.  The time when all your friends seem to be moving forward, growing up and generally doing what is e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Big Ass Spider!

The concept is hardly an original one. Mankind falls pray to a giant bug beast terrorising the city. We’ve been there before with Mimic and Starship Troopers. Yet there is something cringingly enjoyable about Mike Mendez’s Big ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pain And Gain

Pain & Gain director Michael Bay has long since been a filmmaker of excess.  Whether he’s destroying Alcatraz in The Rock, wiping out New York in Armageddon or simply kicking seven shades of metal with his Transformers fran...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Big Trouble In Little China

Considered something of a box office flop upon it’s original cinema release – making just £11 million of its £25 million budget back in cinemas – Big Trouble In Little China went on to become something of a cult classic on the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

There have been rumours of an Alan Partridge film for nearly as long as there have been Alan Partridge TV series. Trapped in development hell, the project changed and changed again as Alan himself was re-invented by his creator...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Heat

If you’ve seen the trailer for The Heat (and if you’ve seen Paul Feig’s previous film, Bridesmaids), you’ll most likely be expecting a silly, gag-laden romp with a good measure of slapstick and a large supply of crude humour. Y...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Despicable Me 2

If you have been present pretty much anywhere across social media or the internet over the last three years then you will most certainly recognise a ‘minion’ when you see one.  These tiny, yellow tic-tac shaped dudes from 2010’...
 
 
 
 
 
 

RED 2

After the success of 2010’s RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) a sequel was an inevitability and so RED 2 is about as subtle as a freight train plowing through a snow drift.  So it’s a case of putting the band back together once...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stuck In Love

Fans of sprightly, introspective indie-comedies would probably look at Josh Boone’s directorial debut, Stuck In Love, and think it covers all the right bases. Dysfunctional families – yep, the right mix of young and older cast ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

8 1/2

In 2013, the question for Italian director Federico Fellini’s seminal work 8 1/2 is does it stand up to it’s reputation as an iconic masterpiece?  The answer is a hearty yes, if your cinematic vocabulary hasn’t solely been taug...
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Is The End

The thought of spending the end of days trapped in a fancy Beverly Hills mansion is quite appealing but being forced to spend it with a group of actors, as is the concept in This Is The End, might fill you with dread.  Thankful...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The People Under The Stairs

With home invasion movies having something of a renaissance this year, thanks to the likes of You’re Next and The Purge, it seems as good as ever to re-visit Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs.  Of course unlike your norm...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trilogy

At the turn of the ‘80s and ‘90s, four adolescent, martial arts wielding amphibians and their rodent sensei were the biggest thing.  Who’d have thought that an indie comic originally made to make fun of Frank Miller and D...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rapture Palooza

Like The Rapture itself, which let’s be honest is supposed to happen every couple of years, Rapture Palooza comes at the same time as a slurry of other comedic apocalypses.  First we had Franco et al’s This Is The End and then ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Creepshow

While Marvel and DC have always dominated the market for superhero comics, the American market for non-superhero comics used to belong to a company known as Entertainment Comics, EC for short. Unlike Marvel and DC, EC made thei...